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Arnall Golden Gregory Partner Philip Skinner Chairs International Real Estate Conference
April 16, 2015

Arnall Golden Gregory Partner Philip Skinner will chair the 7th Annual International Bar Association Real Estate Investments Conference, which takes place April 22-24 in Atlanta.

Mr. Skinner, a leading real estate attorney at Arnall Golden Gregory with 37 years experience, is an officer on the IBA’s Commercial Real Estate Subcommittee. At AGG he is co-leader of the Leasing Practice and is a member of the Inbound Foreign Investment Team.

Mr. Skinner represents owners, developers, investors, landlords and tenants in a variety of commercial real estate activities, including office leasing, joint venture formation, cross-border transactions, purchase and sale transactions, and distressed real estate transactions.

He is lead counsel for LakePoint Sporting Community, a 1,300-acre, mixed-use sports destination under development north of Atlanta in Emerson in Bartow County, Ga., along I-75.

The IBA, established in 1947 just two years before AGG was founded, is the leading global organization for lawyers, with 55,000 individual members and more than 190 bar association and law society members. In the fall of 2014 Mr. Skinner was a speaker at the IBA’s annual symposium in Tokyo.

Topics to be covered at the Real Estate Investments Conference, which will be held at the Twelve Hotel &
Residences Atlantic Station, include:

  • The real estate market: current trends and opportunities
  • Mixed use development: back in business
  • Economic outlook for real estate
  • One-to-one speed networking: meet your peers
  • Governmental incentives and the rise of foreign manufacturing in the US
  • Retail roundabout: hot topics in fashion, fun and food retail
  • ‘Owe me the money’: lending and borrowing in today’s market
  • ‘Show me the money’: equity funding in today’s market
  • Hotel Transactions: the nuts and bolts of hotel transactions

“Attorneys who specialize in cross-border real estate transactions from around the world will be attending the conference,” Mr. Skinner said, “which presents a great opportunity to interact with and learn from peers in the global legal community.”

AGG’s Real Estate Practice is one of the largest and most experienced in the southern U.S. and represents both domestic and international owners, developers and investors. 

About Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Arnall Golden Gregory, with more than 150 attorneys in Atlanta and Washington, DC, employs a “business sensibility” approach, developing a deep understanding of each client’s situation in order to find a customized, cost-sensitive solution. A past honoree on The National Law Journal’s prestigious Midsize Hot List, the firm advises on corporate, litigation, regulatory and immigration matters for numerous industries, including real estate, business services, healthcare, life sciences, logistics and transportation, franchising, information services, energy, and manufacturing. AGG is a solutions partner that subscribes to the belief “not if, but how.”

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